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South Plaza project brings exciting results


It's an exciting day at Heinz Field and not just because the Steelers are playing their first home game of the 2015 season when they host the Green Bay Packers at 1 p.m., but also because expansion of the South Plaza is ready, allowing more fans than ever to enjoy game day.

take a look to see what the new Champions Club looks like.

The Steelers added 2,700 seats in the South Plaza, giving fans on the team's waiting list the opportunity to become season ticket holders and increasing the Heinz Field capacity to 68,400.

The seating area, which gives fans a chance to be closer to the field than ever, includes club and general seating, as well as five suites. Fans in the club section will have access to the new PNC Champions Club, which offers views into the player entry tunnel so fans feel like they are part of the action.

And the best part, fans in Heinz Field will still be able to enjoy the stunning view of the Pittsburgh skyline from throughout the stadium.

"We are thrilled more fans than ever will have an opportunity to enjoy Steelers games at Heinz Field," said Burt Lauten, the Steelers' communications coordinator. "Giving fans on the wait list the chance to become season tickets holders is special.

"It's also the first time fans have had the opportunity to sit that close to the field. It's an excellent opportunity, exactly what we had hoped for when we began the project. We are sure the fans will be excited to see it."

Other enhancements in the South Plaza include the Ford Fan Zone below the scoreboard, where local restaurants will be featured, as well as open space for fans to congregate and enjoy the game day experience.

"Neighborhood Ford Store's relationship with the Pittsburgh Steelers is important to the 81 dealers who make up our organization," said Joseph Thurby, Chairman, Neighborhood Ford Store. "We value our sponsorship as the Official Truck of this legendary team and today we are proud to take part in the opening of the Ford Fan Zone. Ford is known for the Toughest Trucks, so it is fitting that we support the Toughest Team."

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